Another Intel Linux Power Regression Is Being Investigated

Power regressions are still easy to come by with the Linux kernel and other areas of the open-source stack… Multiple users have been reporting of a recent power increase on newer versions of the Linux kernel, which seem to track down to the Intel i915 DRM driver…

DNF Makes It A Step Closer To Replacing Yum On Fedora

DNF 0.6.1 was released today and this updated open-source package manager picked up a few more features as it’s still in pursuit of replacing Yum on Fedora systems…

PHP 5.6 Major Update Officially Released

PHP 5.6, an HTML-embedded scripting language with syntax borrowed from C, Java, and Perl, with a couple of unique PHP-specific features thrown in, is now available for download.

The PHP 5.x branch includes a new OOP model based on the Zend Engine, a new extension for improved MySQL support, built-in native support for SQLite, and many more features. This branch of PHP has been in the works for quite some time and it’s nice to see that the stable version is now out.

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74 Countries and Counting: Mozilla’s Maker Party Increases Web Literacy Across the Globe

Back in July we kicked-off Maker Party, our annual campaign to teach the web around the world. Throughout  this two-month campaign we have seen people on nearly every continent  increase their web literacy by writing their first line of code, … Continue reading

Squid 3 Exploit Closed in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Canonical has published details in a security notice about a Squid 3 vulnerability in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems that has been found and fixed.

The Ubuntu developers have closed a small problem with Squid, which could have been made to crash, if it received specially crafted network traffic.

According to the security notice, "Matthew Daley discovered that Squid 3 did not properly perform input validation in request parsing. A remote attacker could send craft… (read more)

Joomla! will provide improved demo and a new free hosting option in partnership with SiteGround

New York, NY, – August 28, 2014Joomla, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS) used for everything from websites and blogs to custom apps and Intranets, announced today that SiteGround web hosting company is the RFP winner for the ongoing official Joomla Demo and the new Free Joomla Hosting option. The partnership is expected to increase the number of new users to Joomla by making it easier to get started.

The opportunity to create a temporary Joomla Demo account has been available at since 2010, but included only a short 30-day free trial. With SiteGround as the new official host, the trial period will be extended to 90-days to give users more time to evaluate all the features of Joomla CMS. Additionally the sign up process will be faster and easier. This new version of the Official Joomla Demo will replace the current offer in September 2014. The Free Joomla Hosting option is expected to be launched later this year and it will allow the users to create and maintain a free Joomla website for unlimited time.
The aim of both the extended Joomla Demo and the new Free Joomla Hosting is to make the start with the Joomla CMS easier and to increase the number of people, who choose Joomla as their favorite website platform.

The contract has been granted to SiteGround by Open Source Matters (OSM) – the not for profit organization, created to provide organization, legal and financial support to the Joomla project. The President of OSM, Sarah Watz says: “SiteGround has been a very active and appreciated member of the Joomla Community for a many years supporting Joomla at many events globally and providing Joomla hosting that makes it easy to get started. I’m pleased to see that this new partnership brings that great experience to all users who are just starting with Joomla. “

Lilyana Yakimova, who is the Marketing Director of SiteGround and will be in charge of the two projects, says: “We are very happy to be able to bring our Joomla hosting expertise to both these projects and to be a part of the future growth of this amazing CMS. I am also excited about the opportunity to work closely with the Joomla community, as it has always been a great example for me how the purely volunteer efforts of many people, who truly believe in an idea, can make a dent in the world, even in the IT world.”

About SiteGround

SiteGround is a leading web hosting company with a special focus on Joomla CMS. Its hosting platform is optimized for additional Joomla security with the help of specific account isolation and in-house developed Joomla security plugin and proactive Joomla security monitoring. The performance of Joomla CMS and its loading speed is also enhanced on SiteGround servers with the help of a special caching solution, developed by the company. SiteGround has also been an active sponsor of multiple Joomla events, including the Joomla! World Conference 2012, 2013, and 2014, JAB 2012, 2013 and 2014 and more than 40 other local Joomla! Days for the last 3 years.

About Joomla!

Joomla is one of the world’s most popular software packages used to build, organize, manage and publish content for websites, blogs, Intranets and mobile applications. With more than 3 percent of the Web running on Joomla and a CMS market share of more than 9 percent, the free open source software powers the web presence of hundreds of thousands of small businesses, governments, non-profits and large organizations worldwide like Citibank, eBay, General Electric, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald’s and Sony. The award-winning CMS is led by an international community of more than a half million active contributors, helping the most inexperienced user to seasoned web developer make their digital visions a reality. Joomla’s power and extensibility has resulted in its software being downloaded close to 60 million times.

Editorial Contacts:

Sarah Watz for Joomla


Lilyana Yakimova for SiteGround


OS Battle: Linux Takes 1.7% Desktop Marketshare

We have another metric in showing a 1.7% Linux desktop market-share, which isn’t far off from other figures we’ve seen in the past indicating Linux desktop usage at under 2%…

How to use on-screen virtual keyboard on Linux

On-screen virtual keyboard is an alternative input method that can replace a real hardware keyboard. Virtual keyboard may be a necessity in various cases. For example, your hardware keyboard is broken; you do not have enough keyboards for extra machines; your hardware does not have an available port left to connect a keyboard; you are […]Continue reading…The post How to use on-screen virtual keyboard on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to disable touchpad on Debian or Ubuntu Desktop How to take a screenshot while desktop menu is open on Ubuntu How to enable Korean language input keyboard on Ubuntu How to simulate key press and mouse movement in Linux How to install and configure Nvidia Optimus driver on Ubuntu


How to Install Drupal 7.31 with Apache2 + MySQl 5.5 + PHP 5.5 on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

This tutorial will shown you basic step how to install Drupal 7.x with Apache2 + MySQl 5.5 + PHP 5.5 on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS.


Metro 2033 Redux Shows Up in the Steam for Linux Database

Metro 2033 Redux, a remake of the original Metro 2033 FPS released back in 2010, will be getting a Linux release on Steam for Linux.The developers from 4A Games have reworked the original title and they have introduced high resolution textures and new effects. In addition to that, they have reworked a number of gameplay aspects too. All of these have been done to get the game ready for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. They didn’t ignored the PC, and Steam users will also be able to enjoy the game i… (read more)

Checking On The Performance Of PHP 5.6

With this morning’s release of PHP 5.6 I ran some quick PHP performance tests…

(Linux) Deepin 2014.1 Released With Bug Fixes And Minor Enhancements

(Linux) Deepin 2014.1 was released today with numerous bug fixes meant to improve the system stability and performance as well as a few interesting enhancements / new features. Users who have already installed Deepin 2014 don’t have to reinstall – a simple upgrade via the Deepin Store or command line (sudo apt-get dist-upgrade) is enough to get the latest Deepin 2014.1.Deepin, previously known as “Linux Deepin”, is a Chinese Linux distribution (a multi-language ISO is available) based on Ubuntu, that ships with its own desktop environment based on Compiz and some unique applications, which integrate with the overall Linux Deepin look and feel.For more information about Deepin 2014, see our article: (Linux) Deepin 2014 – See What`s New [Video, Screenshots]Changes in (Linux) Deepin 2014.1:fixed various bugs that caused the Dock to freeze the system;fixed issues with the desktop right click menu;improved multi-monitor support;improved hot corners: when using full-screen applications, the hot corners are automatically disabled so they don’t interfere with the app;the Control Center brightness (from the Display module) function should now work properly;the Control Center Network module has received a wireless switch and also, a series of bugs were fixed;Deepin Store should now download software a lot faster;Deepin Movie:

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How to Leverage Pinterest for Your Online Store

Pinterest is a social media platform on the rise for online businesses. It boasts 135 million daily visitors, has more traffic than LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube combined, and is only second to Facebook in driving users to a company’s website.

To encourage more companies to use its platform, Pinterest introduced business accounts with powerful analytics that track impressions, repins and clicks. Whether you are a Pinning master or just a newbie, we’re showing you how to leverage Pinterest for your online store.

What is Pinterest?

According to Pinterest, they are “a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests.” In laymen terms, it’s a digital and social corkboard. Users (or in Pinterest speak, pinners) can collect (or pin) images onto curated web pages called boards. The social aspect comes into play when other pinners reuse those images by repining them onto their personal boards. Now that you’ve mastered the Pinterest language, the next step in leveraging Pinterest is with a great strategy.

Define your Audience and Message

The key to a successful strategy is knowing who you’re talking to and what you are trying to say. Pinterest users generally fall within one of these demographics: female, 25+ years old and live in a suburban area. If your customers fall into one of these categories, you should already be on Pinterest. If you want to target that demographic, you should also start pinning.

Now that you know who you’re talking to, figure out your message and how you want to deliver it. The power behind Pinterest is the ability to compile different images and ideas to convey a brand lifestyle. Be sure your voice, message, and overall content mirrors the lifestyle you promote.

6 Ecommerce Rules for Pinterest

Although you’ve set up your business Pinterest account, you’re not quite ready to start pinning. First, we need to lay down some ground rules to maximize the effectiveness of your pins.

  1. Use relevant # to promote your pins.
  2. Create your boards with a combination of original pins and repins
  3. Pin at night, with peak pins at 9:00PM
  4. Select images that are long because they work best with Pinterest’s layout.
  5. Allows customers to easily share your products with a Pinterest Share button (a native feature in PrestaShop.)
  6. Stay active. Repin, comment, or simply like other Pinner’s content to engage other pinners.

Original Content on Pinterest

Start creating your Pinterest business profile with this image size cheat sheet from AuthorMedia.

    • Profile images: 165 x 165 pixels (scaled from 600 X 600 pixels)
    • Pins in feed: 238 pixels x adjusted to height
    • Expanded pin size: 735 pixels x adjusted to height
    • Cover image: 217 x 146 pixels
    • Tiny thumbnails: 51 x 51 pixels

Next, brand original images with a watermark that includes your online shop’s web address. Don’t put it on everything, just on beautiful location shots featuring multiple products. When you pin product images from your website, always link them directly to the product for effortless shopping. Finally, write good descriptions – do not use product SKU’s or files names like IMG_21231.

Ideas for Stunning Pinterest Boards

Get started with these 5 ideas and examples of Pinterest boards.

1. Products

Use a “Featured Products” or “What’s new” board to keep customers updated about your products. Gretel Home, a PrestaShop housewares shop, promotes their products with a New at Gretel board.

2. Inspiration

What inspires you? Do you work with cool patterns or trendy muses? What Goes Around Comes Around NYC is a PrestaShop powered, luxury goods reseller and they’ve curated some Vintage Luxury Ads to inspire their own photo shoots.

3. Color(s)

Pinterest is very visual so use that to your advantage by curating an entire Pinterest board dedicated to color. Choose one color, two complimentary colors, or even a rainbow. Check out PrestaShop-powered Condura’s Black & White board for some mod-inspiration

4. Collaboration

Ask customers to help contribute to your Pinterest boards. We recently asked our merchants to submit their gorgeous PrestaShop storefronts with #ShopShot. Those shops are now curated on our Of Pride and Stores Board.

5. Season or Holiday

Keep your pins current with seasons and holidays. As summer comes to an end, pin some ideas for last minute summer activities or look forward new accessories for fall. Last year Donna Wilson, a PrestaShop merchant selling hand-knit goods, created a Christmas Gift Guide with the perfect gifts ideas for mum, dad and even your best friend.


As with all strategy, analyze your performance to measure its effectiveness. Doing so will ensure you are getting the most of your Pinterest Business Account. Which Pinterest board are you most excited to pin to? If you’re already an avid pinner, let us know which of your board works best in the comments below! Not an online merchant yet? Get started today by testing our live demo or jump right in and download PrestaShop’s ecommerce software.

Future Linux Mint Releases to Have Other Colors Besides Green

Linux Mint developers are looking to shed that green look for their operating system and they are working on providing more colors for the users of their operating system.

Everybody knows that Linux Mint has a green theme and most people are able to recognize it from a glance because no one else is using it. It’s become a sort of a trademark for it (not in the legal sense), but it looks like they are not happy with it or at least they are trying to appeal to other people who might not enjoy t… (read more)

Absolute Linux Is a Lightweight Distro Based on Slackware 14.10

Absolute, an x86 Linux distribution based upon Slackware that concentrates on making sure that Internet, multimedia, document, and general home use works out of the box, is now at version 14.10 and is available for download.

As expected, the Absolute Linux operating system is designed to be lightweight, to run on older hardware, and to make the interface simple and intuitive. The developer has been away for a while and the system lagged a little behind.

In fact, the previous release in the s… (read more)

The Most Energy Efficient Radeon GPU For AMD Linux Gaming

In continuation of yesterday’s 20-Way Radeon Comparison With Open-Source Graphics For Steam On Linux Gaming, here’s a look at the most (and least) energy efficient Radeon GPUs when running Steam games on Linux along with other OpenGL tests while using the very latest open-source graphics drivers.

PHP 5.6 Officially Released With New Debugger

The PHP community this morning put out the awaited PHP 5.6 update that brings several language changes and other improvements to the popular web programming language…

Kazam Screencaster Gets Webcam And YouTube Live Support, On-Screen Mouse Click And Keyboard Indicator

Kazam is a GStreamer-based screen recording and screenshot tool for Linux. The application supports recording the entire screen (with multi-monitor support), a window or an area and features:customizable framerate; option to show/hide the mouse when recording;record sound from speakers and/or microphone;keyboard shortcuts;configurable delay before capturing;automatic file saving;supports mp4 (H264), webm (VP8) and avi (RAW, HUFFYUV and lossless JPEG) video formats.Kazam 1.5.3 was released recently and it includes some very useful new features:support for webcams: it can record just the webcam or it can display the webcam in a window on top of the screencast;support for broadcasting to YouTube Live;added on-screen keyboard indicator and mouse click indicator;new countdown timer.Here are a few screenshots with some of these changes:Kazam mouse click indicatorOn-screen keyboard indicator (notice “Alt Tab” under the Nemo window)Kazam webcam optionsYouTube Live optionsKazam demoBelow you can watch a Kazam demo screencast recorded using the latest Kazam:(direct video link; for more videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel)Install Kazam Screencaster in Ubuntu / Linux MintKazam is available in the official Ubuntu repositories, but it’s an old version so it doesn’t have the new features mentioned in this article. To get the latest Kazam in Ubuntu or Linux Mint (and derivatives), you can

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LibreOffice 4.3.1 Released

LibreOffice 4.3.1 (codenamed “Fresh”) has been released ahead of the LibreOffice Conference next week in Bern, Switzerland…

Deepin 2014.1, One of the Most Beautiful Distros in the World, Has Been Released – Gallery

Deepin, a Linux distribution that tries to provide users with a unique, stable, fast, safe, and user-friendly desktop experience based on the latest HTML5 technologies, is now at version 2014.1. Deepin developers have been hard at work on their new operating system and it looks like they managed to get a lot of fans. This system is one of the most interesting ones that have surfaced in the last couple of years. One of the reasons for its success is the implementation of a new desktop environm… (read more)